Tuesday, 8 November 2011

In Memory of a Beautiful Friend

It is with deep regret that that a have to tell you that my beautiful friend Katie Renz passed away yesterday morning, Katie has left behind a very devoted Husband Kevin and 3 wonderful sons Hunter, Will and Nate.

Katie was such a beautiful lady and so very loved by all that knew her.

I know that many of you gave so generously to the fundraising and went on to follow Katie's battle with gastric cancer, Thank you dear friends.

When Katie first told me of her illness I sent her a guardian angel necklace to watch over her and she sent me this photo of her.

I wanted to do scrapbook page to keep in her memory…. love you Katie.

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I know that many of you will want to send cards. The address to send them to is below.

The Renz Family
PO Box 5913
Bellingham, WA 98227-5913

Anyone still wishing to donate can do so here

 

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36 comments:

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

How Beautiful!!!!

Marlene said...

Beautiful tribute for a beautiful lady. RIP, Katie. My thoughts and prayers are with all those she left behind. She inspired so many of us in so many ways.

SherryBee said...

OH NO!!!! I was afraid of what I was going to read, when I saw the title of the post.....

I.AM.SO.SAD.....

What a brave fight she gave it....

What a beautiful page for Katie...

Ann Marie Governale said...

So very sad- I pray for her family especially her husband and children who will miss her so... she was courage personified...

Ardilla said...

So sorry to hear this news...
Your LO is beautiful as Kathie was a dear friend to you.
Sending love to youo and her family.

Paula Gale said...

So sorry to hear this news Jak. Sending love and prayers to all concerned.

You've done a lovely layout Jak - a lovely tribute.

Paula x x x

Carol said...

I learned about Katie and her trial on your blog months ago. I checked often to see how she was doing and her strength and optimism was inspiring. My husband had cancer diagnosed last Christmas. If it comes back, I hope I find the strength her husband showed. Though it was too late to know her myself, I will remember her always.

juli (sweetpz) said...

Lovely layout. I'm sorry you lost a dear friend.
hugs and prayers.
juli

THERESA said...

So sorry to hear the news!! Her memory will live forever in out hearts, even those like myself that did not know her personally.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family!!
lotsa luv

June Nelson said...

Iys a beautiful memory page Jak, so sad,thoughts to the family and you her freind xxxxx

Maryann said...

Yes it is soo sad. I already hear this yesterday and I definately keep both her and her family in my thoughts and prayers throug these ahrd times. She was an amazing girl and so talented. I´ve learned so much from her and all her wonderful tutorials over the last years, and she will definately be missed everywhere, that´s for sure. She was a remarable woman in her life, and will still be remembered that way of sooo many.
Your LO is really wonderful Jak, and I don´t think, you could show her any bigger honor now, as this was what her life was about.
Thanks sooo much for the adress, I had been thinking about sending a card, and now you saved me a lot of work finding this. Thanks sooo much.

sallysbitz said...

This is such sad news, my thoughts go to her family.
You have created a beautiful scrapbook page Jak x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

Dawn said...

Such sad news! Her family are as ever in my thoughts & prayers!
A beautiful tribute Jak!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Erica said...

This is a beautful page and a tribute to beautiful young woman, mother and wife. I so admired her courage and the way she shared so much of how she fought this dreadful disease...blow by blow. May Katie rest in peace and her family find the strength to go forward.
Erica

Kathyk said...

I'm so sorry to hear of the death of your much loved friend. I'm sure she and her family appreciated all of your support, love and friendship throughout her illness.

All the best

Kathyk

Christine Harrop said...

Katie is now thankfully free from her pain but that is no consolation. My thoughts and prayers are with her husband and those beautiful young boys who are going to miss her so much. Of course I am sad for you too Jak. I know what it is like to lose a a very dear friend from this awful illness at a very young age. Remember the good times - there will be things to make you smile again!
love Christine x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

So Sorry to hear the sad news of your dear friend Katie snding my thoughts and prayer's to her family and all that are concerned a gorgeous tribute to Katie,
Hugs Dianne xx

My'scardcorner said...

Such a lovely page for your memories Jak. I know how you must be feeling as Ive lost two dear friends to that awful cancer. Condolences to Katys husband and boys.
Myraz

Mad Mary said...

A wonderful page for such a beautiful lady. My thoughts are with her husband, boys & the rest of the family.... so sad.

Mary xx

Mette said...

A beautiful page for a beautiful lady.
Have been following Katie since I learned of her plight a year ago and this is such sad news. But she will be remembered as a couragous and strong woman as will her family. Sending all my prayers and best wishes to them

Hugs, Mette

Rita said...

Beautiful Page Jak. Katie will always be remembered by lots of us and my heart goes out to her family. R.I.P. Katie. Hugs Rita xxxx

hollis58 said...

A beautiful layout for a beautiful person - thoughts are with all her friends and family at this sad time x

Linda w said...

I'm so sorry to hear of Katie's death. What a beautiful page to remember her by. Hugs lin

Tammy said...

Beautiful keepsake of your friendship with Katie. My sympathies to your for your loss.

Linda said...

Jak, this layout is beautiful That is such a good picture of Katie. Your affection for her shines in this tribute.

Trish said...

Dear Jak, I am so sorry to learn that katie's battle is finished. I have been following her for quite some time and she has been such an inspiration the way she handled her illness. I loved her devotion to her lovely husband and 3 beautiful boys- she will be missed by many.
I adore the layout you made- you have lovely memories to hold on to.
May God be close to all her family and friends during this time.
Hugs,
trish x

Ebru Vatansever said...

I am so sorry and extremely sad to hear the loss of Katie. I to along with many woman have been following her battle with cancer. May she rest in peace and my prayers go out to her and her family !!

Shazza said...

a beautiful tribute to a beautiful woman
x

ursula said...

So sad to hear this awful news Jak, my thoughts and prayers go out to Kate's family and to you too. Luv Ursula XXX

Ali said...

So so sad, my thoughts are with her husband and beautiful boys xx

Georgiegirl2012 said...

Very sad news xxx

Jacq said...

So sorry to hear of this sad news. Like a lot of ladies, I first heard of Katie through reading your blog, she was such an inspiration to us all and my heart goes out to her husband and 3 sons. Your layout is a beautiful tribute to Katie, such a lovely picture of her, thank you for sharing.

scrapperjulia said...

So sad to hear this. This is a beautiful tribute layout. I know that you will miss your dear friend.

Trish said...

Very sad to hear the news of this wonderful lady. Prayers and love to her family

Flip-Flop Creations said...

What a beautiful tribute to Katie, Jak. Her smile is contagious!!
BIG ((hugs))...
~jeni :)

Sue said...

A lovely tribute Jak,sorry to hear the sad news.
Hugs Sue xx